With offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien officially being introduced as the new head coach of Penn State on Saturday, the New England Patriots quickly filled the vacancy by bringing back former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as O'Brien's successor for next season.
On Monday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addressed the hire by saying that it's "great to have Josh back on the staff". Belichick also went on to praise McDaniels and gave him a full vote of confidence.
"He's a person I've spent a lot of different time with, in a lot of different situations, and I have a lot of confidence in him," Belichick said on a conference call with reporters. "He's smart, has great experience and background, and he knows our system." (via WEEI)
We learned that McDaniels will not only take over the offense next season, but will also assist Bill O'Brien with it throughout the 2012 playoffs. While we do know that McDaniels will be helping out in some capacity, Belichick wouldn't offer any insight as to where we may see him on Saturday night against the Broncos.
"I think he can help us in a lot of different ways; not sure exactly how all that will pan out." (via WEEI)